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Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:49 pm

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Re: Manny Purposely K'd vs yankees to protest own team

Postby JTWood » Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:56 pm

I sure hope that's true. :-b
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Re: Manny Purposely K'd vs yankees to protest own team

Postby Super Manny » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:01 pm

Really kind of hearsay and speculation...

Boston Globe wrote:Lobel’s strong words didn’t stop there. He went on to allege that there was a perception that in a pinch-hit at bat at Yankee Stadium on July 6 -- more than a week after the incident with McCormick -- Ramirez took three straight called strikes to send a message to the Sox.

Source: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/r ... ny_fi.html
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Re: Manny Purposely K'd vs yankees to protest own team

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:13 pm

Super Manny wrote:Really kind of hearsay and speculation...

Boston Globe wrote:Lobel’s strong words didn’t stop there. He went on to allege that there was a perception that in a pinch-hit at bat at Yankee Stadium on July 6 -- more than a week after the incident with McCormick -- Ramirez took three straight called strikes to send a message to the Sox.

Source: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/r ... ny_fi.html



Yea its not exactly from the horses mouth but its pretty funny. I remember that at bat though he totally just stood there frowning.
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Re: Manny Purposely K'd vs yankees to protest own team

Postby mweir145 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:30 pm

Kind of a ridiculous claim.
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Re: Manny Purposely K'd vs yankees to protest own team

Postby Field » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:51 pm

Possible: Yes

Likely: No

Manny hates to pinch-hit and he has been very upset with the front office recently so I it's not out of the realm of possiblity, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Manny's really the only person who truly knows either way. I rememeber watching the game thinking, 'Wow, how could he not atleast take the bat off his shoulder once' but I also remember thinking 'Manny really isn't use to the pinch-hit role and he usually likes to be well-prepared/warmed up which is why he has never enjoyed pinch hitting'.
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Re: Manny Purposely K'd vs yankees to protest own team

Postby thedude » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:28 pm

According to industry sources, Ramirez, in addition to apologizing to McCormick, paid a fine of between $10,000 to $15,000, with the money going to an agreed-upon charity. The fine is at the lower end of that range. Reports that Ramirez had been assessed a six-figure fine are not true, and Red Sox officials have not raised the issue that Ramirez's strikeout against Mariano Rivera in a pinch-hit appearance July 6 was in any way related to the discipline administered.



The CBS article stated the fine was six figures, which it turns out it isn't.
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Re: Manny Purposely K'd vs yankees to protest own team

Postby NWSoxaholic » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:36 pm

It's possible but those were 3 sick pitches by Rivera. All 3 could have been either balls or strikes.
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Re: Manny Purposely K'd vs yankees to protest own team

Postby socceryank » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:40 pm

I don't know how many of you saw the at bat. The first thing I said to my father was that Manny acted like he never intended to take the bat off his shoulder, and I asked if he was pissed off about something, cause it looked like he was trying to prove a point. At the time, I totally forgot about the pushing incident. I personally believe he did it on purpose as a protest. The balls he watched go by him were straight down the middle; not the type of pitches that Manny would ordinarily hold back on.
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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby bigken117 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:00 pm

Edited the thread title with a "?". Just because Lobel says it doesn't mean it's true, unless he heard it directly from Manny, he's spouting off so he can get a job.

I don't think Manny would take 3 called strikes just to get the Sox to pick up a $20 million option, things don't quite work that way, though in Manny's world I'm not sure how they work...

Also edited the two grammar errors in the title. Purposely is not a proper noun, Yankees is.
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